7 Most Visited Statues in the World

Every city of the world has its own significance and identification in terms of sculpture and statues. But some of them will really amaze you the way they are built. Statues are the best exhibition for showing architectural expertise. These remarkable works of art starting from ancient, medieval, or present age quite subtly the best of the era. These statues throughout the world have engrossed tourists and archaeologists the foremost. 
 Some well-known statues of the world remind us of the landmark events in the ancient of humankind.  There are many such extraordinary and astonishing sculptures over the world, we have grabbed 7 foremost of them.

1. Statue of Unity, India 
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This is 182 meters tall bronze statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of independent India. He is lovingly known as the ‘Iron Man of India’ who worked for the welfare of farmers.
 It is the world’s largest statue completed in around 42 months and has its fair share of controversy. This massive statue is located near the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujrat. There is a museum at the edge of the statue that exhibits the lifetime achievements of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. At the height of 150 meters, there is a gallery that can hold 200 people at a time. Viewers can have a scenic view of the dam. Recently, it has been reported that it has more footfall than The Statue of Liberty.
Entry fee- INR 350 per person                                                                         Timings- 8 am- 6 pm  

2. Statue of Liberty, New York
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The exemplary Statue of Liberty is a monument that most of us are familiar with. It has appeared in a lot of Hindi movies and TV shows. The Statue of Liberty was gift to the people of the USA from France as a symbol of friendship on their independence. The copper torch of the statue was later on replaced by the 24-carat gold which is notable. It is 93 meters long and 225 tons of weight. Tablet reads JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776) the day celebrated as American independence.
Entry fee- $12                                                                                             Timings- 8:30 am - 4 pm

3. Christ The Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro
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Very popular and one of the famous statues of the world Christ The Redeemer is built of concrete and soapstone. It is 38 meters high and 28 meters wide. Construction started in 1922 and was completed in 1931. One of the eminent attractions of Brazil. It is also said to be the fifth-largest statue of Jesus.

Entry fee - INR 46 per person 
Timings - 8 am - 7 pm 

4. The Little Mermaid, Denmark  

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The Little Mermaid is a bronze statue that rests on a rock by the waterside, Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen. It depicts of mermaid becoming a human. The height of the statue is 4.1 feet and weighs around 175kg. It has been a tourist attraction since 1913. This relatively small tourist spot attracts more than a million visitors a year and has been repeatedly vandalised. It has been beheaded twice, lost an arm and been daubed with paint at least seven times.

Entry fee-free of cost 
Timings - anytime 

5. Great Sphinx Of Giza, Egypt
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Great Sphinx of Giza is a massive art that portrays a human head with a huge lion body, all built of limestone. Known to be one of the oldest monuments. Faces directly towards the west to east stand on Giza plateau. It is 241 feet long and 20 feet wide which is bigger than a six-story building.
Entry Fee - 80 Egyptian pounds                                                               Timings - 8 am - 5 pm

6. Spring Temple Buddha, China
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With a height of 128 meters, stand the huge Spring Temple Buddha. It took almost 11 years to complete this enormous structure comprising of 1100 copper casts. 
On the edge of the statue, there are a 20 meters high lotus throne. One of the stunning facts is more than 100 kg of gold has been used to build this massive structure of buddha. 
There is no doubt that this hidden spot in china which hasn’t been given sufficient spotlight is actually a very calm place and one must visit here. 

Entry fee-free

7. The Thinker, Paris
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The Thinker is a bronze statue by Auguste Rodin. The sculpture shows a nude male of heroic size resting on a rock with his chin on one hand as if he is in deep thought. The statue is neighbourhood by a garden and a museum. Spending a day here with the family is the most suitable thing to do. It is around 6 feet tall. 
Entry fee-free 
Timings - 10 am - 6 pm 

So, these are the 7 most visited statues in the world and irrespective of the location they have been the greatest tourist attraction. There are enough other things to do around these statues. If you love boasting your historical knowledge and acting as the in-house tour guide do visit these statues with your loved ones.

- Written by Amrita Mansharamani

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